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Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate…

Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water

by Maude Barlow, Tony Clarke

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An indepth look at the growing scarcity of freshwater and the increasing privatization and corporate control of this nonrenewable resource.
  LASC | Feb 12, 2013 |
After explaining how water ownership is becoming privatized,
"Blue Gold ... illuminates the dilemma we find ourselves in, ... [and].. arms us with the information and strategies we need to make a difference in our own country and globally. There is only one action to take, the authors argue in this cogent and impassioned manifesto: we must become fresh water's responsible custodians."

(Blue Plaent Project. May 4, 2009. http://www.blueplanetproject.net/resources/articles/Blue_Gold.html)
  DenrLibrary | May 4, 2009 |
Report on the global water crisis and the commodification of the world's water supply.
  anne_fitzgerald | Nov 4, 2008 |
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For Kimy Pernia Domico, tireless fighters for Indigenous rights to water, who was "disappeared" by Colombian paramilitary forces on June 2, 2001. You are dearly missed.
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Suddenly it is so clear: the world is running out of fresh water.
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International tensions around water are rising in many of the world's most volatile regions. The policy recipe pursued by the West, and imposed on governments elsewhere, is to pass control over water to private interests, which simply accelerates the cycle of inequality and deprivation. California, as well as China, South Africa, Mexico and countries on every continent already face a crisis. This book exposes the enormity of the problem, the dangers of the proposed solution and the alternative, which is to recognize access to water as a fundamental human right, not dependent on ability to pay.

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"Blue Gold tells the frightening story of the commodification of water and its consequences. It illuminates the issues and starkly identifies the choice we have to make: to become responsible custodians, managing and distributing water in the public interest." -- Book jacket.… (more)

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